PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
Flames rookie Sean Monahan scored his 20th goal of the season on Sunday. He’s the first Flames rookie forward to do that since Jarome Iginla in 1996-1997. He’s the first Flames rookie at all to do it since Dion Phaneuf in 2005-06. (Flames)
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Brooks Orpik’s hit on Jonathan Toews during Pittsburgh’s win against Chicago Sunday night is still talk of the town. Patrick Sharp has a thought on what went down there:
March was a tough month for Washington’s Alex Ovechkin. He didn’t score any even-strength points. Everything he got came on the power play and it’s not the first time that’s happened. (Adam Vignan via Twitter)
Sabres youngster Mikhail Grigorenko is headed to AHL Rochester after the Quebec Remparts were eliminated from the QMJHL playoffs. (Sabres)
Flyers owner Ed Snider is doing some outstanding charitable work in Philadelphia that’s also helping grow the game there. (NHL.com)
Finally, if you missed this on Saturday night you’re not alone. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had one of the most acrobatic saves of the season to deny Jets forward Blake Wheeler a goal. Just call him “The Scorpion King.”